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How does one reach that "higher level" mathematical thought?

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    Just finished my AS level and have begun looking at university maths. I've been having a go at some advanced problems which are very different to the questions at AS/A2 level in the sense that they seem to require some higher level of mathematical thought that just eludes me.
    I can't quite explain what it is, but does anyone have any advice for improving their level of mathematical thought?

    i don't think universities require more than a level but if in case, you really want then i would say that you have internet as the best source. Trust me, everything is available on net. so u can find some online courses and other stuff. plus, youtube has been a great helper to me so maybe it could do some good to you too.
    maths takes the practice only, the more you practice the better you get, i hope you know that
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    Yeah I've mostly been working on websites such as Brilliant, I just really struggle to have the creativity to see the solution.

    It just comes from practice most of the time, practice some step/mat questions as a start, our teacher does this now and then and it helps a lot even just for A-level maths as it gets you thinking on this 'higher level'
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